Before a word beginning with h, use a if the h is pronounced: â€˜a houseâ€™, â€˜a halfâ€™, â€˜a horrible dayâ€™. Use an if the h is silent: â€˜an hourâ€™, â€˜an honourâ€™. If the h is pronounced but the syllable is unstressed, it is possible to use a or an (â€˜a/an hotelâ€™). However, the use of an here is considered old fashioned and most people use a.
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